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TiVo Mini setup - Pain in the ass

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 #41 of 291
    Loach

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    Is there a splitter accessible somewhere that splits out your coax runs to the various rooms? If so, the POE filter should go on the input side of that splitter.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 #42 of 291
    UCLABB

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    Agree, much easier to navigate on the iPad versus the Premiere. Plus you can do it without interrupting what's on TV.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 #43 of 291
    Gromit

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    Not that I know of, but I'll ask. I just moved in a couple of weeks ago.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #44 of 291
    Dan203

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    Why do you have two routers? You should only ever have one. Having two can cause all sorts of weird conflicts. A router is a way to share a single internet connection with multiple devices. Once you're inside your network you should only ever use switches to add additional ports.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #45 of 291
    HenryFarpolo

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    LOL..Why? The "activation code", I refer to is the TSN required in the activation process. In my short post, I did not say I needed a cablecard. I simply cited my provider. Still confused??
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #46 of 291
    Gromit

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    The second is just acting as a wireless bridge.

    I have 2 because in the house I moved from, I had one in the basement (where the modem is) and a second 2 floors up for better wireless coverage.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 #47 of 291
    Dan203

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    Once you have the MoCa up and running you'll no longer need the Wifi bridge. If you need to increase coverage you should convert it to an access point instead.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2013 #48 of 291
    Philmatic

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    :up::up::up:
     
  9. Mar 13, 2013 #49 of 291
    Loach

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    It sounds like he's using his XL4 as the MoCA bridge and it is not in a room with wired Ethernet (connected to Ethernet via the Wifi bridge).

    I would think he's going to have to put a MoCA adapter at his router to serve as the MoCA bridge in order to lose the Wifi bridge.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2013 #50 of 291
    aaronwt

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    Years ago I used two routers on FiOS, when I had one of their STBs which was connected over MoCA to the FiOS router. But I never had any issues with double NAT. My personal router was setup as the primary router. It was rock solid with over fifty devices at the time on the network.

    I had also used it with the FiOS router as the primary. Still no issues.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2013 #51 of 291
    Dan203

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    Yes but if they are both setup to hand out DHCP then you can get IP conflicts.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2013 #52 of 291
    aaronwt

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    Yes they were setup that way. But with completely different IP address ranges. So conflicts were never a possibility. Plus I use non standard IP addresses for my home network.(ie. 221.214.xx.xxx). I've been using those since the late 90's without issue.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2013 #53 of 291
    NotNowChief

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    Your terminology confused me.

    A TSN is the TiVo service number, a serial number; not an activation code.
    An activation code (in FiOS language) is the 5 or 6 digit code they give you to self-install a cable card, which was implied when you mentioned your provider, not a TSN.

    So I was confused when you "mentioned" a cable card and activation code when referring to a Mini, because you need the cable card and activation code to set up a DVR. To set up the Mini, I presume you only need the TSN and Media Access Key.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2013 #54 of 291
    Gromit

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    Now that I have MoCA up and running, I may replace the 2nd Airport Extreme with a switch. I just hooked it up because I had it and I wanted to get everything connected after moving in.

    On the other hand, it works and if I replace it with a switch I'll just put it in a closet to collect dust.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2013 #55 of 291
    lew

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    You don't expect to have to read directions either. I frequently like to "wing it" but I wouldn't complain if I didn't correctly guess the correct installation procedure.

    Configuring a router as an access point (bridge mode?) makes sense. I was able to use an old router (flashed with dd-wrt firmware) as free way to get good wireless with a tivo. It took a few minutes to convince the FiOS installer that the box labeled as a router, connected to my tivo, wasn't really a router.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2013 #56 of 291
    jmpage2

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    2nd TiVo Mini went much smoother. Total setup 10-15 minutes including boot up. Clearly pre-activation is the way to go.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2013 #57 of 291
    aaronwt

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    10 to 15 minutes sounds pretty good.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2013 #58 of 291
    NotNowChief

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    According to UPS, mine's on the truck for delivery today. I can't wait to get home from work and check it out! Hopefully setup is smooth. I actually got the welcome e-mail last night, and it specifically shows the welcome poster in the box with regards to enabling a tuner for use on the host DVR.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2013 #59 of 291
    jjd_87

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    Me too! I'm excited to get home and check it out!
     
  20. Mar 14, 2013 #60 of 291
    Dan203

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    Today is the day you get to see a unicorn. :up:

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